The 1st Teaching of English as a Second Language
One Special Topic (TESL 1 STop) National Seminar

Roadmaps to Success for English Language Teacher Education in Malaysia
December 10, 2011 | Universiti Putra Malaysia


Biodata of Panelist
  Prof. Dr. Malachi Edwin Vethamani,
Dean, School of Education, Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
Prof. Dr. Malachi Edwin Vethamani obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English Literature, Diploma In Education (TESL), Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from University of Malaya and a doctorate in Literature in English from the University of Nottingham, England. He is a recipient of the Chevening Award (1993-1996), the Fulbright Scholarship (2000) and Sumito Foundation Research Grant (2009). He is currently Dean and Professor at the School of Education and Acting Director, Centre for Languages and Compulsory Subjects, Taylor’s University. He was the founding dean of the School of Education, Languages and Communications, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia (March 2009 till Feb. 2011). He was with the Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia from 1986 till 2009. He is a Vice President of Asian Association of Teachers of EFL (Asia TEFL). He was the President of the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) from June 2001 till January 2008. Prof. Vethamani has researched widely in the area of teaching literature in English and Malaysian Literature in English. He has also written many articles and essays in this area for both local and international publications.


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